Marcus Melendez
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This memorial website was created in the memory of our son, Marcus Melendez who was born in Victorville, California on May 23, 2001 and his journey, here on earth, ended on December 14, 2004 at the age of 3-1/2. Marcus was a very special little boy from the time he was born.  He was so cuddly as a baby.  Even as he grew into a little boy, he wanted his Mommy, he was always at my side.  He had so much personality as a baby.  He and his brother, Carlos were best of friends.  Carlos would take such good care of Marcus.  He would hold him and get him milk in the morning, but they didn't share toys so well.  His Daddy is so proud of both of our boys, but there was something special about Marcus. He had that soft, blonde hair, that his barber said looked like cotton, he was left handed, which changed the way I set the table, he tried to be a big boy, but still needed his Mommy and Daddy.  He was our baby, but now he's our angel.  We just knew someday, somehow, he would break our hearts.

Our love will fly to you each night on angel's wings.

Godspeed. Sweet dreams.
     -Godspeed by the Dixie Chicks, played @ Markie's funeral

I can only imagine
it will be like
When I walk
By your side

I can only imagine
What my eyes will see
When your face
Is before me
I can only imagine...
    - "I Can Only Imagine" by Mercy Me

Dear God,

If I was a star....
    I'd like to be a very bright one.


Today is God's gift
That's why we call it the present.


Little Man-
Your smile melts my heart.

You have always been so special in all of the things You have said and done.

A Letter From Heaven~

Mommy, I dreamed you a letter
This comes from Heaven above
Even though I am up here
I can still feel your love
In Heaven there is no sorrow
There is never any pain or fear
And would you believe I've not been sick
One time since I've been here?
You would be so proud of me, Mommy
I can do so many things
And everyone says I look real cute
In my Halo and my wings
Every year at Christmas
We have a great big tree up here
And guess who gets to be the Angel
On top of the tree this year?
Mommy, I dreamed you this letter
That I am sending you tonight
To tell you not to worry
And let you know that I am all right
Sometimes I hear you crying
And I wishYou weren't so sad
Because I think you are the best Mom
Any Angel ever had
So please don't feel bad for me
I am in God's tender care
And he wanted me to tell you
That he hears your every prayer
I know you miss me, Mommy
You know I miss you, too
But remember, me and God
Are always watching over you
We want you to have a good life
Full of happiness and joy
I'll see you in your dreams, Mommy

Love, Your Little Boy

A tiny bud,
Lent, not given.
To bud on earth,
And bloom in Heaven.
-author anonymous

Every step I take, every move I make
Every single day, every time I pray
I'll be missing you

Thinking of the day, when you went away
What a life to take, what a bond to break
I'll be missing you

Every night I pray, every step I take
Every move I make, every single day
I'll be missing you
                   ~Puff Daddy & Faith Evans

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Tributes and Condolences
Who would you be today   / Mommy (His mommy )
I can't believe how much time has gone by. It''s been 9-1/2 years since you left us. You would have been 13 on your birthday last week. I see our friend's kids who are your age, & I see how big & grown up they're getting. I just can't help but wonder...  Continue >>
Still can't get used to it   / Mommy (Mommy)
This evening at Grandma's I sat outside while Megan Carlos and Cianna played.  I looked around and I could see you everywhere.  The patio that was so crazy with the sounds of little kids playing has become quiet.  I miss yo...  Continue >>
Gampa  / Mommy :. )
Gampa's gone home to be with you.  We miss you and him so much.  Life is so different without both of you but I know you're together and it makes me feel a little less sad.  You will both live in our hearts forever.  Go now Markie...  Continue >>
Sing and dance...   / Mommy ~.
Markie, your great Grandma has gone home.  You'll have to give her a big hug and take her by the hand and show her around.  Now you can dance to Grandma's songs all the time.  She always loved that. You'll have to find Uncle Brownie to...  Continue >>
Love  / Ashley Moradi (Aunt)
Just remember 1 Corinthians 13:4, 7, 8 - Love is patient, Love is Kind... Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things, LOVE NEVER ENDS.  It helps me have strength.   
Our Angel Baby  / Aunt Ashley     Read >>
Markie The Little Door Man  / Linda Brown (Family Friend )    Read >>
Happy Birthday!  / Mama     Read >>
Comfort to you all.....  / Ingrid Monroe (friend of the family )    Read >>
If I was a star, I'd be a very bright one...  / Mama Melendez (Mama)    Read >>
I miss you so much....  / Angie (Mama) Melendez (his Mama )    Read >>
Mama misses Marcus  / Angie Melendez (Mama)    Read >>
Markie the target  / Ashley Moradi (Aunt)    Read >>
Kisses / Debbie Widhalm (Granny)    Read >>
GAMPA MEAN  / Wendell (Papa) Widhalm (Grandfather)    Read >>
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His legacy
Once Upon a Time...  
there was a blonde hair, blue eye little boy named Marcus.  He was very loving and a little on the shy side.  He loved his family so much.  Maybe it's because we all loved him so much.  His favorite foods were pizza, hot dogs, strawberries, popcorn, chocolate milk, butter and jewwee (peanut butter and jelly).  He would eat the strawberries right out of the carton, as soon as I pulled them out of the grocery bag.  I would make cookies for dessert and he would want popcorn.   He loved to be at Grandma' s house with his brother, Carlos and his cousins, Brittany and Megan.  He liked to watch Caillou or start trouble with the other kids.  He would get so excited when we would travel to Granny and Papa's house.  He liked to play with Papa and Auntie Stevi and Auntie Ashley.   He would get so itchy and rashy from Patches, their cat.  I always felt so bad for him.  He loved animals.  On weekends, Marcus and Carlos would go outside and be with Daddy.  Marcus would come inside alot, maybe to check to see if I was still there.  He and his brother played with Tonka trucks, Matchbox cars and rode their bike and tricycle  all of the time.   They would squirt each other with the Super Soaker water guns and squirt the dogs.  Carlos sure does miss that boy and so do we.   
Marcus's Photo Album
Mommy and Marcus Mother's Day 2002
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